Animal Services

The mission of Bentonville Animal Services is to improve and save animal lives by promoting quality care and compassion through adoption and responsible pet ownership. The Bentonville Animal Services department is here for all your pet needs.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 479-254-2055 or with any questions while we continue to provide you with new and exciting updates. You can also visit our website at


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New Microchipping Ordinance

On October 25, 2022, City Council approved ordinance amendments for Chapter 6, Animals, of the Municipal Code. Because microchipping is a quicker and easier method to reunite pets with owners, the city has removed the licensing requirement and established a microchipping ordinance. Per Section 6-21, the City of Bentonville requires all dogs and cats, over four months of age, to have the following:

  • Microchip implanted in the animal and microchip number registered with Bentonville Animal Services within 30 days
  • A rabies vaccination & certificate, not to expire in the next 90 days Fees & Purchasing
  • Bentonville Animal Services will microchip any pet for $10 per pet and register said pet in the national database, as well as the city system.
  • If your pet is already microchipped, we can register it in the city system at no cost.
  • For questions or to schedule a microchip implant, please email or call 479-254-2055.

Bentonville Animal Services & Adoption Center

The Bentonville Animal Services & Adoption Center is a one-stop shop for all things pet-related. The facility is able to house lost pets until their owner claims them and will have adoptable dogs & cats. Citizens can obtain information on responsible pet ownership, volunteer their time, and participate in other special programs.

Bentonville’s Animal Services Officers take pride in promoting responsible pet ownership, educating on safe human-animal interactions, and protecting public safety. Any pet recovered within the city limits of Bentonville is now housed at our new Animal Services & Adoption Center. To reunite with your lost pet, please call the non-emergency dispatch number at 479-271-3170. Displaced pets can be viewed at  

  • Address: 801 SW 41st Street (at the intersection of SW I Street & SW 41st Street)
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

To view adoptable animals, visit